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Rashmy Chatterjee, CEO, ISTARI

Rashmy Chatterjee formerly lead Marketing, Communications and Citizenship for IBM in North America. In this role, she was responsible for client experience, consideration and preference for IBM solutions and for the health of the IBM brand.
Previously, Rashmy held leadership positions in IBM’s Security Systems division- first as the executive responsible for the integration of Q1Labs, a Security Intelligence company, and later as the sales leader for the Security division’s North America business.

Prior to moving to the US, Rashmy held multiple positions in IBM’s Growth Markets Unit (spanning Asia Pacific, LA, and CEEMEA). She was IBM Software Sales leader for ASEAN/ISA and later had business responsibility for IBM Channels, Digital sales and Geographic Expansion in that region.

Rashmy’s expertise is in enabling sustainable business growth in strategic, high-value market segments. She has held leadership positions in multiple areas including sales, marketing, digital, branding, culture building, and partnership strategies- for both global and geographic business units. She is passionate about the power of client advocacy to generate demand and has deep knowledge on the optimal use of Marketing, Field Sales, Business Partners, and Digital Sales to exceed business goals.

Prior to joining IBM, Rashmy served as Deputy Director of Naval Design in the Indian Navy where she was responsible for setting up the nation’s first Warship CAD/CAM center. She received a commendation by the President of India for this effort.
Rashmy believes that technology enables and empowers a stronger society; one that is driven by innovation and transparency. She is a strong advocate for women in technology, having been the first female engineer to serve in the Indian Navy. She speaks frequently on this topic, most recently at the Leading Women Enterpreneurs 2015 Awards Panel and Cornell Entrepreneur Network Women in Technology conference.

Rashmy graduated with an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology. She lives in NYC with her husband, Surath. They have two adult children – their daughter, Shinjini, is a lawyer and their son, Kushaan, is an engineer.